Jay L. Wortman, 60, of Morristown, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Franciscan St. Francis Health. He was born on March 4, 1954, in Greenfield, as the son of James Robert “Bob” and Sue A. (Myer) Wortman.
He graduated from Morristown High School in 1972. Jay married Debbie S. (Crosby) on July 27, 1991, in Nashville, Tenn.
He was the owner and president of J.R. Wortman Company in Morristown for 42 years. He also worked for Fountaintown Gas for many years. Mr. Wortman was a member of the Morristown Masonic Lodge #193 and was a 32nd Degree Mason, Heating and Air Conditioning Alliance of Indiana, and president of Shelby County Building Committee. He was also a member of the Morristown United Methodist Church. He was a dedicated fan of the I.U. Hoosiers, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers and enjoyed Indy Cars.
Jay is survived by his loving wife, Debbie of Morristown; sons, Jason L. Wortman of Indianapolis and Matthew J. (Whitney) Wortman of Morristown; daughters, Courtney A. Vogel of Indianapolis, Chastity A. Wilke of Fishers, and Michele Hibst of Shelbyville; sister, Lisa (Steve) Bridges of Morristown; parents, James Robert “Bob” and Sue A. (Myer) Wortman; grandmother, Velma Wortman; six grandchildren, Colin, Jack, Cooper, Clayton, Lilly, and Landon; and loving Maude.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lyall Wortman; grandparents, Fred and Frances Myer; and brother, Jeffery Wortman.
Visitation will be held from 3 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Brookville Road Community Church, 7480 U.S. 52, New Palestine, IN 46163. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, also at the church with viewing one hour prior to the service. Pastor Hubert Nolan and Pastor Morris Jones will be officiating.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Blue River Foundation, 54 W. Broadway Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.
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Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.